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I find it to be a supreme tragedy that ketchup chips are not available in the US. They are sooo good.

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I find it to be a supreme tragedy that ketchup chips are not available in the US.  They are sooo good.

Really? I've seen them up in Canada but always went for something else. Tell you what, next time I'm up there, I'll get some. Thanks!

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I find it to be a supreme tragedy that ketchup chips are not available in the US.  They are sooo good.

Really? I've seen them up in Canada but always went for something else. Tell you what, next time I'm up there, I'll get some. Thanks!

Hey, no problem! I consider it my duty to promote their goodness. In all seriousness, they are far and above my favourite flavour (brand: Lay's)

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I find it to be a supreme tragedy that ketchup chips are not available in the US.  They are sooo good.

There is a Canadian chain called the Chippery that makes fresh potato chips in-house. They now have branches in the U.S., including one in New York. One of their flavors is ketchup chips.

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I just bought a bag of wasabi flavoured shrimp chips made by Brilliant Food in Richmond BC...and one lead to another and...dang it, the bag was empty in five minutes. Addictive little critters.

Anyhow, I was curious about the company and a Google search turned up this review on this nifty site. Check out the rest of the Chipworld links. I love the one about the road trip where the authors travelled from Massachusetts to Virginia for a family reunion and they indulged in chip hunting along the way. Their relatives were quite concerned when they saw the 53 unopened chip bags in their room.

Wasabi Shrimp chip review

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You can get ketchup flavored chips in the US, by Herr's:

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I've had them, they're OK. Personally, I prefer potato chips that taste like potatoes. I even like to get the no-salt variety when I find them. Especially kettle cooked style, no salt, and cooked in peanut oil. I know, boring.

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I like Potato-flavored chips.

So do I. Mandoline, double-fry, sea salt.


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while they don't really count as "International" potato chips, I really like Target's brand of chips in the light green bag. Right now at home we have some "Thai Flavored" from them chips that are really good.


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Tavern Snacks Turkey and Stuffing were my number one choice when I lived in the UK.


Get your bitch ass back in the kitchen and make me some pie!!!

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Tried some "Buffalo Wing's flavoured Potato Chips" on my recent trip up to Canada. They had a nice cayenne pepper flavor but not the vinegar and butter flavors I was so hoping for. They don't work as buffalo wing chips but they're not bad chips in and of themselves.

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Where can one find a high concentration of interesting chips in NYC, or close by? I'm dying to try some of these. :wub:

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Ah yes, the wasabi peas - I'm a huge fan of those as well. They're really addictive!

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Used to love Dirty Chips but can't find the brand in our local store anymore. They had a Cajun flavor that was oh-so-good.

Like Kettle Chips habanero ginger and NY cheddar and herbs.

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Ah yes, the wasabi peas - I'm a huge fan of those as well. They're really addictive!

I haven't had those in years!

It is strange when I was living in the US I would make weekly treks, to Asian stores and spend incredible amounts of money to eat this stuff but now that I live in Japan and can buy these things at the 100yen ($.85) store, I never touch the stuff.

But I will pay $3.00 for a box of kraft Mac and Cheese! :shock:


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But I will pay $3.00 for a box of kraft Mac and Cheese! :shock:

This might belong in another thread on the Japan forum, but you shouldn't have to pay $3 for mac & cheese in Japan if you don't want to -- Foreign Buyers' Club has Kraft Mac & Cheese for 207 yen and less. (Where to store your bulk purchases from FBC is another matter, though!)

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But I will pay $3.00 for a box of kraft Mac and Cheese! :shock:

This might belong in another thread on the Japan forum, but you shouldn't have to pay $3 for mac & cheese in Japan if you don't want to -- Foreign Buyers' Club has Kraft Mac & Cheese for 207 yen and less. (Where to store your bulk purchases from FBC is another matter, though!)

Actually I order the cases (24 boxes) of springfield mac and cheese from them. :biggrin:

But with delivery being 4 to 6 weeeks, when you need it right now..................

you will pay anything!


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Just got back from Canada where I scored a couple bags of Lay's Smokey Bacon potato chips. Not bad at all - I was afraid they would taste like a less tomatoey BBQ flavor, but it seems like they've been able to manufacture a decent fake pork fat flavor. Also got some ketchup chips since I tried them and liked them over at Klink's.

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The don't have chicken flavoured chips/crisps in the USA? They are an Australian Standard flavour. The UK is full of weird chip flavours: Pickled onion, roast beef, marmite.

We don't have chicken over here as far as I know. But as for weird flavors... roast beef is WAY weirder than chicken. :cool:

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You can get ketchup flavored chips in the US, by Herr's:

Herrs-K.jpg

I've had them, they're OK. Personally, I prefer potato chips that taste like potatoes. I even like to get the no-salt variety when I find them. Especially kettle cooked style, no salt, and cooked in peanut oil. I know, boring.

Smiths Crisps in Australia has recently released Meat Pie and Heinz ketchup flavoured crisps. Aswell as Pepper steak flavour. I tried some, and they do taste sort of like meat pie and ketchup; not much meat flavour at all.


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